I am pleased to say the course is now on the website available for bookings : http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/courses.asp?section=296§ionTitle=Find+a+CourseThe deadline is Saturday 24th September or until full. Places are first come first served and only secure when booked and paid for online. Minimum participants is 14.Details of the course are as follows:
Date Sunday 1st October Time 9am-4:40pm Venue One Leisure Outdoor Centre, California Road , St. Ives PE27 6SJ Course Format Option 2 Organiser Kishor Shah, 01480 492461 Tutor Mark Jarvis, 07890 026503Please be advised bookings must be made in the name of the participant – bookings cannot be made on behalf of someone else. Guidance for those having trouble with the booking process is available at the link above.Please send any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Respect of Umpires – Think about it please: As this weekend is the first weekend of the new season it is appropriate to issue a reminder to all clubs and players of their conduct towards umpires. Feedback from the ERHUA, County HUA’s and club umpires from last season is that dissent was at an all time high both from players and from the sidelines. Put simply this has got to stop. We all know that player within our team who from the first whistle chats to the umpire but we never tell them to be quiet and we all know that guy on the sidelines who think it is a bit of “banter” to shout the odd smart alec comment when a decision goes against our team. As we, including the umpires, are part of the hockey family it is time to bring this behaviour under control. We encourage all clubs to remind their players and supporters of their responsibility under the England Hockey Code of Conduct, and yes it applies to all players and all supporters both before, during and after the game. We can’t play the game without umpires, they volunteer to give their time so that we can all play the game and we MUST give all umpires a positive level of support and encouragement. Please remember that, where proved, penalties for umpire abuse from both England Hockey and the East League will always be strong both against the individual and the club concerned so the choice is in your hands, ignore it or play the game to let everyone enjoy it.
We have invited Barry Anderson (Level 3 National League Pool Umpire, Suffolk Pool Umpire) to come to talk about umpiring but using player management as his main topic,
Last season we had a number of incidents that could, with better use of player management, have been nipped in the bud and steered the game down a different route reducing the need for more serious intervention.
As we’re inviting Barry down to Newmarket as a club, we are looking at all captains, possibly vice captains and umpires to attend.
Date: Friday 8th September
Venue: The Racing Centre (Astley Club)
Please can you confirm, by Wednesday evening, to Vicky Benedikz directly so she can update Barry with the mix of people / numbers. We are looking for at least 15 people to attend.
Barry is happy to take questions about any aspect of umpiring in order to support the development of our club.
Newmarket Hockey Club
22 Mar 17 CHUA AGM 21 Jun 17 St Ivo Outdoor Centre @ 20.00
3 Mar 17 Match Day Misconduct Offence (MMO). Umpires who decide that they are going to Issue an MMO must ensure that on the day, they inform the player concerned, that he is going to be reported. If there is difficulty in carrying out this action, require the team captain of the player involved, to bring the player to you, so that he can be informed. Should you still be unable to inform the player make sure that the team Captain and the Club concerned are informed and that they confirm that the player has been informed. Alternatively inform the player by text or email. Record details of your actions on the MMO. Failure to inform the player that he will be reported will result in no action being taken against the player (Current EH disciplinary procedures). If in doubt contact a member of the CHUA committee.
26 Jan 17 Hockey Hub England Hockey have introduced a new, on line, training website with specific pages for umpires.
Go to :https://hockeyhub.englandhockey.co.uk/umpires You will need to register and log in to access the site
25 Jan 17 Appointment Secretary. The current CHUA Appointment Secretary will be standing down at the end of the current season. Any umpire interested in taking up this fulfilling post at the start of the 2017/18 season should notify the CHUA Secretary ASAP. Support will be provided in early stages of the season.
6 Dec 16. Umpire radios. CHUA have now reviewed the issue of umpire radios. Clubs that are interested in purchasing radios for use by their umpires can obtain details of the recommended equipment, from the CHUA Appointments Secretary
6 Dec 16. Rule changes. FIH have recently announced rule changes that are to come into effect from 1 Jan 2017. EH have decided that the new rules are to be implemented from 1 Aug 2017, in time for the 2017/18 season. New rule books will be issued to CHUA registered umpires once the rule books have become available and umpires have renewed their annual membership to CHUA.
25 Sep 16. Red Card Regulations. Following recent changes to red card regulations EH have produced guidance on the following web page:
To the right hand side of the page is a list of disrepute, red card and match day misconduct regulations and forms.
East League Management Committee:
As you will be aware the East League Management Committee is made up of hockey people of various backgrounds, playing and officiating standards. Most importantly they are volunteers who allow more than 5000 people to play and enjoy League hockey each week during the League season. If you are able to spare a little time to help develop and take forwards our League we would love to hear from you. Similarly, if you do not like the way the League is run and want to help change what you see as the bad bits now is the time to step up to the plate. if you are interested please let League Chair, Rosemary Prince or League Secretary, Neil Liversedge know. Genuinely we would love to here from you!
League Dates next season:
We can confirm that next season the dates where matches will be played will be 23/09/17 to 09/12/17. 06/01/18 to 10/02/18 and 24/02/18 to 16/03/18. ALL CLUBS SHOULD NOTE THAT 17/02/18 IS A LEAGUE SLIP DATE AND ALL TEAMS/PLAYERS SHOULD ASSUME THAT THEY WILL BE PLAYING ON THAT DATE! It was noted that slip dates for 2 weekends after the end of the season will have to be each side of Easter.
Respect to umpires from both players and sidelines:
As this weekend is the first weekend where it seems we will probably get a full program of play tomorrow it is appropriate to issue a reminder to all clubs and players of their conduct towards umpires. Feedback from the ERHUA, County HUA’s and club umpires is that dissent is at an all time high both from players and from the sidelines. Put simply this has got to stop. We all know that player within our team who from the first whistle chats to the umpire from the first whistle but we never tell them to be quiet and we all know that guy on the sidelines who think it is a bit of “banter” to shout the odd smart alec comment when a valid decision goes against our team. As we, including the umpires, are part of the hockey family it is time to bring this behaviour under control. We encourage all clubs to remind their players and supporters of their responsibility under the England Hockey Code of Conduct, and yes it applies to all players and all supporters both before, during and after the game. We can’t play the game without umpires, they volunteer to give their time so that we can all play the game and we MUST give all umpires a positive level of support and encouragement.
Confirming Pool Umpires:
Are you your clubs Umpire Liaison Officer or the man or lady responsible for confirming your teams Pool Appointed Umpires. We have been asked to remind you that if you are lucky enough to receive appointed umpires it is your job to confirm the final details of your home games by 9.00pm of the Tuesday prior to the match being played. A vast majority of clubs do, however there are a small number of clubs who do not and if you continue to try to confirm your umpires after the deadline you run the risk of the umpires being allocated to other games or the umpires deciding to do something else with their Saturday. It will be your job to explain to your players why their game is called off and, potentially, have to explain why your team has had League points deducted. You have been warned in the nicest possible way.
The AGM will be coming up and if anyone wants to take on the role of ULO then I will be happy to pass the role on.
Junior Hockey is running from 6-7pm in June and July. They will be playing games in their age groups so umpires would be appreciated.
Summer League Hockey will run on the same evening as the juniors and umpires are usually picked from the teams not playing – but it is good experience.
Update from Newmarket Hockey Club ULO
We have an opportunity for support/coaching with Barry Anderson (to be arranged) in September. I will confirm everything but it would be good to see all captains, VCs, umpires and anyone else, interested in creating a better relationship between umpires and players.
Umpires for Junior County finals day – Sunday 23 April
As the League season has now finished you are probably all thinking that’s it for another year and I don’t want to do this job again!
May I take this opportunity to thank you all for doing one of the most difficult roles in a club and for providing umpires for all your club League matches and for Pool matches when required. I do not under-estimate the time and effort this takes and the stress this can cause as we all know a match cannot take place without umpires and with a lot of goodwill this is achieved every week.
I do however have one last request. East Young umpires usually provide umpires for all our Junior County Finals day tournaments but they are only able to provide for the U15 boys and girls this year. The U14 and U13 boys and girls also have Finals on Sunday 23 April and Counties are being asked to provide an umpire for these dates. I have already informed our Cambs HUA and a message has gone out to Pool umpires but as we have 4 venues to try and cater for I thought you might have some Club umpires who might be willing to do this. Petrol expenses will be paid.
The venues are as follows:
U14 boys & girls – Rushmere Sports Centre, Ipswich – 2 umpires
10 – 6.00 pm
U13 boys – UEA Norwich 10.30 – 4.30
U13 girls – Bedford Sports Centre – 1 umpire 10.30 – 4.30
Please let me know if you have anyone willing to help out so I can give them some more details.
Many thanks and hope you all have a good Easter
East Competitions Chair
Cambs Youth Chair
Vicky’s Summary Email
I started the season with 17 umpires of which 6 were unassessed, planning to have 4 assessed this year.
On the request of our Chairman, we sent an additional 11 volunteers on the L1 umpiring course.
The number of umpires is now 28 of which 13 are unassessed.
I got 4 assessed over the season with a few on the cards for early part of the new season.
3 umpires have been on the umpire developer course, meeting the new England hockey criteria of having 1 in each club.
A number of newer umpires have been coached or observed by more experienced umpires to help them develop.
22 umpires have officiated this season
Umpires that have officiated:
more than 15 games: 4
Between 10-15 games: 3
Less than 5 – 10 games: 7
4 games or less: 8
Of the new umpires completing the course since the start of the season
4 have umpired at least 1 game
4 of these all have been coached/ or observed another umpire
1 has been assessed